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Safeguarding in Schools

The Department for Education (DfE) published new Statutory Guidance on Keeping Children Safe in Education in September 2016.  This statutory guidance is for:

  • Head Teachers, Teacher and Education Staff
  • Governing Bodies and Proprietors


It relates to:

  • Maintained schools and colleges
  • Independent schools
  • Academies and Free schools
  • Alternative provision Academies and Free schools
  • Pupil Referral Units
  • Further Education colleges
  • Sixth-form colleges

It sets out what schools and colleges must do to safeguard and promote the welfare of children and young people under the age of 18.

Keeping children safe in education 2016 includes information for all school and college staff.  The Wokingham Safeguarding Children Board recommends that this is distributed to all staff in schools, colleges and other educational establishments.

All educational establishments are required to also have regard to the following statutory guidance:

Independent Schools and Academies are also required to have regard to the following regulations:

Schools with boarding provision need to have regard to:

In addition Schools may wish to refer to the following guidance:

Ofsted Inspection Framework

Go to the Ofsted website to find out more.

The Wokingham Schools Hub site which replaces the old Wokingham Schools Learning Community webpages and the Wokingham UniServity Learning Platform Hub also has information regarding safeguarding for schools and training courses.

Login details for the new site have been sent to school bursars.  These allow access to particular content including a Shared Documents area and pages related to specific Traded Services.

Also available are:



Download Related Documents :
Keeping Children Safe in Education
Statutory Guidance Document September 2016
Keeping Children Safe in Education Summary
Information for all School and College Staff September 2016